Online safety is a key part of keeping children safe at St. Peter’s. We have extensive filtering and image capturing software in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our e-Safety Policy. E-Safety is taught to all pupils at St. Peter’s, along with explanations and demonstrations helping pupils stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure that our e-Safety message is consistent. This is why we hold annual parents’ workshops on Online Safety and we encourage parents to speak to their children about how they can stay safe and behave appropriately online.
Useful Links for Children
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling abuse and exploitation of children in the real and e-world. Often it is referred to as an online 999 service. By clicking on the CEOP button (found at the bottom of every page on this website), young people and their parents and carers can get advice on a wide range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with online bullying.
The ThinkuKnow website is brought to you by CEOP and children in computer sessions will access this website as part of their e-Safety learning.
Another site, Kidsmart also provides lots of useful advice on how to stay safe online.
Useful Links for Parents
Internet Matters is a new online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, from pre-school through to teens. It provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft, and inappropriate content. Internet Matters is a not-for-profit organisation set up by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.
The NSPCC, in conjunction with O2, provides advice for parents to help keep your children safe when they’re using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.
Common Sense Media is an excellent site which provides the school with the basis for its e-safety curriculum. This particular link contains a useful social media guide for parents: tips, advice, and the latest research to navigate the social media landscape and help keep your children’s online interactions safe.
Privacy settings can be set up when children are accessing games via XBox LIVE. Details of how to do this may be found HERE.
Digital Parenting Magazine
Vodafone has produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies that children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook settings, XBox 360 settings, Blackberry controls, jargon busting and many more ‘How to Guides’.
St. Peter’s e-Safety Policy
St. Peter’s takes the protection of children from online dangers extremely seriously and has drawn up a policy to do just that. This policy applies to all members of the school community (including staff, pupils, volunteers, parents/carers, visitors and community users) who have access to and are users of school ICT systems, both in and out of the school.
Please CLICK HERE to view a copy of the e-Safety Policy.
St. Peter’s e-Safety Certificate
There is lots of work being undertaken at St. Peter’s to ensure children stay safe and are protected online. Part of this is compliance with, and completion of, a rigorous self-review tool – ‘360 degree safe’. Our certificate for this may be viewed HERE.